Harpurhey Alternative


We teach students skills they need to transform
themselves, others, and their communities.

Re-engagement and Success Begins
With Us

At HAPS we offer a supportive environment for young people to learn and grow with us. Our passion for learning means we achieve more than outstanding results. We strive to build confident and resilient individual and aim at delivering an education that is relative and supportive for their future.

We are an Alternative Provision School focused on social-emotional development and Core literacy and numeracy. Our young people leave with confidence progress and real-world skills ready for their next steps.

Welcome to HAPS. We hope that our website shows you what we stand for as a school, our achievements, and our commitment to the young people, families schools & communities we serve.

We are fiercely proud of our young people. We expect a lot of them both inside and outside the classroom, and are confident that they will rise to the challenges that we set. We expect every HAPS young person to enjoy education, be successful academically and become self-disciplined, resilient and outward looking.  Our culture is celebratory and aspirational. Our school ethos is based around the four qualities that we hold most dear: 

Hardwork: Aspire: Progress: Success

Michael Hill — Headteacher

Curriculum Overview

HAPS gives all our young people a balanced curriculum that provides core subjects alongside stimulating activities to prepare them for the best social and cultural life.

Latest News

Student review Day – Thursday 7th July ’22

HAPS Student review day will be held on Thursday 7th July. All students have received an invitation in the post with their appointment time to discuss their progress and achievements – we look forward to seeing you all then.

Enrichment Week – 11th to 15th July

We will be running a range of activities and trips during our enrichment week.

These activities have been selected to give our young people experiences that are different and alternative to those which they normally experience.

Humbled & Without words

Our year 11 students completing their GCSE exams – phenomenal

WALK TALL HAPS Y11Raise your heads up very high, you have done more than most and been an absolute credit to HAPS -we are all proud beyond words in what you have achieved.

Without words – It has been an amazing and emotional journey that has been an absolute privilege for everyone fortunate to have been involved. All our student that have engaged with HAPS have 100% participation in their GCSE examinations.

Overcoming barriers and hurdles that are beyond comprehension.

Your integrity and honesty have shone through.

Go well, be very proud, your future starts now!